Whether you realize it or not, collaboration is inherent in embroidery. To begin, an embroidery artist will create a design and make it into a pattern for others to complete as they wish. Color choices, for instance, can change based on the whims of that particular stitcher. Libby Moore of Thread Folk takes this collaboration idea a step further with her modern embroidery patterns. In her charming Artist Series, she translates an illustrator’s work into something that anyone can complete with a needle and thread.
Libby and illustrator Lauren Merrick have worked together a few times on colorful patterns. They feature nature-inspired scenes of beautiful blooms that are punctuated with human hands, tiny pathways, and wise words to “be kind.”
You can download these patterns through the Thread Folk Etsy shop. And to see Libby’s works in progress, follow her on Instagram or Facebook.